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THIRTY-TWO KEYS by David Chaim Smith – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited 2nd edition with Cards

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THIRTY-TWO KEYS by David Chaim Smith – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited 2nd edition with Cards

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  • Deluxe edition
  • 8×10 hardcover book
  • Genuine cowhide leather
  • Smyth sewn
  • Blocked in gold metallic
  • French fold dust jacket
  • Custom endpapers
  • 40 images
  • 212 pages
  • Includes a deck of 32 contemplation cards
  • Book is in new unread condition
  • One of only 70 hand numbered copies.

Published by David Chaim Smith

From the publisher:

We are now accepting pre-orders for the first deluxe edition from The Lightning Flash of Alef Series. The Thirty-Two Keys deluxe second edition will consist of 100 books. Seventy exemplars will be all leather, signed and numbered as an edition of 1–70. Thirty exemplars will be leather with a 3/4 linen spine, signed and numbered as an edition of 1–30. Both genuine cowhide leather covers are raven black and blocked with a seal from the cards in metallic gold. Each version has a distinct feel in the hand and will appear differently on the shelf. Please specify your preference when placing your order.

The Thirty-Two Keys second edition has been fully rewritten cover-to-cover and is presented in an 8×10 format to match most other volumes in the series. The 5×7 inch contemplation cards have also been enhanced to improve the visual impact. Order now to reserve your copy. Orders are expected to ship by November 30, 2022.

The Thirty-Two Keys, the 3rd volume from the Lightning Flash of Alef series, is a group of symbolic images that provide an overview of the non-emanationist interpretation of the Kabbalah based on sources that span eight centuries. The images support a set of contemplative exercises configured for a 288-day period and serve as an introduction to the greater path of mysticism in all its forms. Beyond its introductory role, The Thirty-Two Keys is a powerful tool for contemplation at any point on the path and is absolutely unique in the literature of the Western Esoteric Tradition. This second edition has profoundly refined the original material and extensively reworked both the text and the images to make the content clearer and more accessible than ever.

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  1. If you could only “read” one, single book on kabbalah, this is it. The 2nd edition is a revelation, not just in comparison to the first edition, but as it represents the David Chaim Smith’s revision based on years of additional contemplation and working with those of us practicing the 32 Keys. The fine edition here is spectacular, soft to touch leather and stunning quality of paper to present Smith’s remarkable maps, or “esoteric cartography”; don’t call these drawings art. They aren’t. But in detail and meaning surpass the textual ambiguity of Art by virtue of the Thing to which they lead.

    David Chaim Smith’s 32 Keys is the best practice of kabbalah I have come across since first studying with a Hasidic Rabbi in Vienna, 1997. The decades of learning since are dwarfed by the revelation that is Smith’s sensitive combination of features of the Western Esoteric Traditions. Neither eschewing magical traditions or even ideas of Hermetic kabbalah or alchemical theory, Smith’s tradition of kabbalah hails out of the Iyyun school and the famous Fountain Of Wisdom text, yet is heretical as he admits, but in the best kind of way.

    What this 32 keys is in my opinion is the perfect system of kabbalistic practice for magical practitioners of almost any tradition and is intented to fit everyone from pagan, to Christian to Hebrew. Only David Chaim Smith could make such a mountain climbable. Moreover, the author does so with the power of his maps and a delightful writing style that once you acclimatize to it becomes a new language for scaling the terrains his maps suggest.

    I cannot recommend this book enough. Knowledge of The Tree of Life is not necessary even, as that glyph plays little to no role in this school of kabbalah. However, Smith’s course on the trees is also outstanding.

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